Jim MacPhaile clearly does not think Metairie is cool. The developer, according to a neighborhood notice published by Canal Street Beat, wants to demolish the row of 70 "Metairie-style" brick apartments at State, Tchoupitoulas and Front Streets in Uptown near Children's Hospital to build a six-story building with 48 luxury condominiums.
There's a website that details the proposed project, which the developer says has the support of the Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association. MacPhaile's company recently renovated the old NOCCA campus at Webster and Perrier Streets, turning that building into 13 luxury condos, and a condo building at 7000 Magazine St. by Audubon Zoo.
Harry Baker Smith is the architect on the project, which is being called 225 State Street. The City Planning Commission will consider the application on September 22.
· MacPhaille Plans 6 Story Luxury Condo Development on State Street [Canal Street Beat]
· The Results Are in: Metairie Will Never Be Cool [Curbed NOLA]